The arrival of summer might mean the end of hectic school and weekday activity schedules, but it doesn’t mean there’s any let up from staying on top of things. For busy parents and kids, daily summertime routines may be anything but business as usual, which is why staying organized can spell the difference between enjoying the summer breeze or spiraling into chaos. Check out our roundup of the best apps to help keep you calm, cool and collected.


You’ve kept your family summer schedules in check and organized the zillions of lists you have to juggle on the daily, so why not take a moment to get your head straight? Headspace is a practical app that claims to make meditation simple. Through guided meditations, the app aims to help improve focus, increase mindfulness, relieve anxiety, and reduce stress. The free version of Headspace provides access to the first level foundation course—the basics in 10, 10-minute meditation exercises designed for beginners, while subscription plans ($12.99 monthly, $94.99 annually or $399.99 one-time for a forever pass) offer a wide collection of guided exercises.

Free for iOS and Android, with in-app purchases


What are your favorite apps to help get organized? Share with us in the Comments!

—Kipp Jarecke-Cheng